Naturopathic doctors are trained to be primary care physicians (PCPs or family doctors) however in the state of NY I practice as a Naturopathic consultant. Our training includes four years of graduate level coursework and clinical training in an accredited naturopathic medical school. There are five programs in the US and two in Canada, which are accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a specialized accreditor recognized by the US Department of Education. The first two years of schooling are similar to conventional medical doctor (MD) training and the majority of classes consist of basic sciences (i.e., anatomy, cellular biology, physiology, microbiology, pathology, etc). The following two years consist of specialized academic courses (i.e. cardiology, gynecology, gastroenterology, urology, etc), as well as clinical training at the affiliated university clinic. During the four years, students also receive training in naturopathic therapeutics such as botanical medicine, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, body work, spinal manipulation, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, and counseling. NDs must pass national board examinations to become licensed, including basic science and clinical exams. To view more details regarding coursework, visit Bastyr University.

Dr. Dunn is a dedicated and extremely knowledgeable Naturopath. I worked with her at Bastyr University as her mentor, teacher, and clinician and I would trust her with my family. I have witnessed her help patients achieve their weight loss goals (one of her patients lost 50 pounds!), help patients reduce hypertension through lifestyle modifications and herbal medicine, and help patients with many other conditions ranging from graves disease and hypothyroid, to irritable bowel syndrome and food sensitivities. I would highly recommend and encourage you to seek out Dr. Dunn as your Naturopathic Doctor.
— Brad S Lichtenstein, N.D., BCB Chair of the Homeopathic Medicine Department and Clinical Faculty, Bastyr University, School of Naturopathic Medicine